Author Archives: Robert Smith
In this new study by Stanford postdoctoral scholar, Aneeta Rattan, and her colleagues (including Jennifer Eberhardt) participants were willing to sentence juvenile offenders more harshly when they envisioned the juvenile to be black.
Stephen Bright Gives Commencement Address at Yale Law School; Spotlights Unequal Justice, Urges Grads to Serve the Poor
Our very own Stephen Bright gave this remarkable address (printed version or video) at the 2012 commencement at Yale Law School on May 21, 2012. In the address, Steve relayed the following story that underscores the everyday injustices produced by … Continue reading
The New Orleans Times Picayune has published Louisiana Incarcerated: How we built the world’s prison capital, an exceptionally thorough series of articles, videos, grafts and photographs about how Louisiana established the highest incarceration rate not only in the United States, … Continue reading
Story here. Video of incident between the officers and the teen here.
DOJ: Shelby County Juvenile Justice deprives “due process to children of all races,” “discriminates against Black children,” and fails to provide children with “reasonably safe conditions of confinement”
The Department of Justice report on Juvenile Justice in Shelby County, Tennessee (Memphis) is available here. From the report summary: